Super Smash Bros. has always been the consummate beat ’em up and the fulfiller of fanboyish dreams to pit all of Nintendo’s great franchise against one another on the field of battle. It’s always been the only game that could answer the question of whether Link could best Mario, and whether Donkey Kong could topple Bowser in a battle of titans. With its unmatched roster and plethora of innovations on past iterations, Ultimate is certainly the best the series has ever been.
What helps is being able to take Ultimate on the road thanks to the sublime Nintendo Switch tech, which has taken handheld gaming from being a sidekick to the main event to being a genuine, hardcore outlet for gamers everywhere. Ultimate’s snack-like portions fit the console perfectly as no matter what you do, the activities are bite-sized.
In his review, Shannon said: “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ultimate in every sense of the word. World of Light is fantastic, Challenge Mode is satisfying and there’s so much love and detail in absolutely everything in the game. Whilst having 60+ characters and 100+ stages sounds overwhelming, it’s the perfect celebration of everything Nintendo and will be hard to top going forward.”